The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) provides technically sound, combat-ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke Air Force Base through engineering and emergency response services. This diverse mission set includes fire and emergency services, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), readiness and emergency management, design and construction, installation management, environmental matters, family housing, resource management, and operations and maintenance for Luke AFB and the 1.7 million-acre Barry M. Goldwater Range.
The Fire and Emergency Services Flight ensures the aircraft and facilities remain fire-safe with a robust mutual aid agreement. The Readiness and Emergency Management Flight ensures squadron and wing personnel are always ready to deploy and respond to any threat. The EOD Flight directly supports Luke’s flying mission through weapons safing and range clearance operations. The Installation Management Flight ensures our housing, environmental, real property and space utilization assets are properly managed. The Engineering Flight works on strategic planning issues for the future development of the base as well as overseeing the design and construction of base assets accomplished through contracts. Finally, the Operations Flight has numerous day-to-day maintenance responsibilities ranging from utility systems, facility and grounds maintenance to runway repairs and road paving.
The 56th CES headquarters is on the north end of the base, just inside the North Gate.